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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Ka-9006

I have read some threads about the KA-9006 air filter.
Are there good reasons for/against switching away from the stock air filter?

Do I need any other mods in order to use the
KA-9006?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 01:57 PM
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If you are referring to the [email protected] ... cost vs shelf life, the amount of air that the 9 breathes is controlled by the air intake holes vs the filter imho.

The stocker is good for around 20k miles, the [email protected] is cleanable for life. No mods are needed, I run one on my classic.

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+1 to whiting57. That is why I purchased the k&n; paid a little more for the k&n versus the stock paper filter, but now I have a filter for the life of the bike. Also noticed a slight improvement in power in mid range.

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The guys at work tryed to talk me into that color. But my last bike was green so I had to switch it up. so I went with the indy solar yellow its a three stage Honda color(honda car)

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Yella, didn't know that the filters came in green and yellow? Mine is red; do the other colors allow better airflow?

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Yella, didn't know that the filters came in green and yellow? Mine is red; do the other colors allow better airflow?
I have no clue on how that got in this thread I haven't even read this thread yet. That was in responce to a painting a custom thread.

I also run the K&N for the same reason good for life unless a mouse eats it in the winter lol.

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Hey SpringVulcan....You want a K&N filter, well I have one just setting in my garage. I just installed the Cobra powerflo intake on my 9 and won't be needing it.

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Hey SpringVulcan....You want a K&N filter, well I have one just setting in my garage. I just installed the Cobra powerflo intake on my 9 and won't be needing it.
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